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ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists

by Teresa M. Evans (Author), et al.

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans.

Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research: A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs

by Phil Dee (Author)

From PhD student to post-doc, Phil Dee has been sharing his career experiences with fellow scientists in his regular and acclaimed Science Next Wave column since 2000. Now his invaluable and entertaining advice is available in this compact warts-and-all guide to getting your science PhD and subsequent post-doctoral employment as a researcher. Phil Dee offers you the inside track on what life in the lab is really like with down-to-earth suggestions for making the most productive use of your time, dealing with personal relationships in science and maintaining your morale, as well as dealing with more practical issues like how to design a good poster. As well as being based on the author's own experiences, the book brings together a wealth of advice from other scientists who have made it in science, and from a few who haven't. The book will be accessible to all early career scientists worldwide.

Career Planning for Research Bioscientists

by Sarah Blackford  (Author)

Career Planning for Research Bioscientists is an essential careers guide for bioscience doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. It contains a wealth of information and resources specifically targeted at research bioscientists, with practical strategies to enhance career success in an increasingly competitive job market. Advice on how to write a winning CV together with examples adapted for different jobs is presented, as well as practical exercises to assist with skills analysis and decision making.  Profiles of PhD-qualified bioscienstists in a range of professions including academic research, industry, science communication, management and consultancy provide valuable insights into how others have managed their careers, and tactics such as networking and using social media demonstrate how new opportunities can be discovered. The content of this book is aimed primarily at research bioscientists, however much of the advice and information will be a useful reference for other students and researchers looking for an effective career planning strategy.

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

by Toby Freedman  (Author)

As the world of biotechnology has grown in leaps and bounds, so too have the career opportunities. But the choices can be daunting. What types of jobs are available? How do you get your foot in the door? What will your job entail if you become a Preclinical Project Manager or a Process Scientist ? What s the difference between biotech and pharma? Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of careers in the life science industry, with all their ups and downs. The author, Toby Freedman, Ph.D., has conducted interviews with hundreds of key players in the industry, who provide first hand explanations of their day to day roles and responsibilities, and offer key insights into how they landed those jobs in the first place. Careers in everything from discovery research to venture capital are covered in detail. Each chapter includes valuable sections on preparing yourself for a prospective career: educational requirements and personality characteristics needed; recommendations of books, magazines, and Web site resources; and issues to consider regarding salary and compensation. The book also includes interviewing and job searching tips, as well as suggestions on writing a resume specifically for industry.

Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science

by Karen Young Kreeger (Author)

Offering practical advice and stories from scientists and professionals, this guidebook aids the reader in evaluating and finding career opportunities in non-academic research fields. It demonstrates that choices are available, providing many examples of fields (for example publishing, law, public policy and business) in which people can use their scientific training to nurture a satisfying professional life. Yet it also acknowledges that there are trade-offs involved with any veer from the traditional path.

Jump Start Your Career in BioScience

by Chandra B. Louise (Author)

If you're looking to learn more about your career options in the biosciences, this book is for you! This book is designed to provide you (or your advisees) with a basic understanding of the working world, how it functions, and how this information can translate into different career opportunities in the biological and biomedical sciences. It describes positions both at and away from the laboratory bench. It is intended for students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, career counselors, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the different types of careers in the biosciences. Topics addressed in this book include:

Descriptions of specific positions for scientists in various fields, specifically as they relate to particular types of work and/or organizations.

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type - Completely Revised and Updated

by Paul D. Tieger (Author), Barbara Barron-Tieger (Author)

A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.

Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition

by Alan Weiss (Author)

Getting Started in Consulting, Third Edition provides practical solutions and proven strategies for launching a consulting business. Readers will learn how low overhead and a high degree of organization can translate into a six–figure income within a year of startup, while working from a home office. Author Alan Weiss also offers key information on how to finance a consulting practice, how to write proposals, how to set up billing and bookkeeping, and more. This newly revised and expanded edition includes a "budget sampler": how to best invest $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 on startup; a brief Q&A section after each chapter of questions from the first two editions on each topic; a new chapter on leveraging technology; updated references and examples; updated appendices; and free downloadable tools and forms to help readers get started.

How To Get A Job In Consulting: Second Edition

by Stephen Pidgeon (Author)

This is the fully updated second edition of the best-selling book that has helped hundreds of MBAs, undergrads and experienced hires get jobs in consulting.

It gives candidates an in-depth, insider look at the entire process of recruiting, including how to get the most out of on-campus events, how to network, how to prepare for interviews, and how to succeed in interviews.

Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out 

by Emily Monosson (Editor)

From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays written for this groundbreaking volume reveal a range of career choices: the authors work part-time and full-time; they opt out and then opt back in; they become entrepreneurs and job share; they teach high school and have achieved tenure.

The personal stories that comprise Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory not only show the many ways in which women can successfully combine motherhood and a career in science but also address and redefine what it means to be a successful scientist. These valuable narratives encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children.